Grabbing files for the reel (coming soon to a laptop near you!) and flossin our new swag bag at kayotv.
Spent the past Monday with some folks I’d like to plug. So without further ado:
Rodney and Patrick were prepping to capture some b-roll for their upcoming video series “City Of Mercy”, Yelena and I were brushing up on our FInal Cut skills and Keith was doing a bit of everything! It was an inspiring day - just the refresher I needed to refocus on my to do list for BQE. Oh and the “discussion” of the societal merit of Paul Haggis’s repertoire is one I won’t soon forget.
A word of advice, keep creative people and creative energy in your life as much as possible.
Spot on Advice for both instances!
Everyone “hates” reality TV, right? It’s the cool thing to say.
Except that the ratings and money generated by it would prove that to be a big fat lie. As a country, we watch it. A lot. And some of us make it.
And the truth is, reality TV has done a lot for the production business….
1 - The NBA needs to fix the Slam Dunk Contest. I suggest they bring some extra competition into it - something like NBA vs. D-League vs. And-1 (are they still around?) I bet if the NBA dunkers could be upstaged by “lesser” players they’d try harder.
2 - HBO needs to fix the volume on the HBO Go player for XBox 360. I have to crank the TV volume to a minimum of 50-60 in order to hear anything.
Can someone get on those please?
Meet Steven Van Patten, black vampire novelist.
Steven Van Patten is a Brooklyn native, raised in Fort Greene, currently living in Crown Heights. He cites a diverse array of literary influences, from Shakespeare to James Baldwin to Stephen King, and claims Akira Kurosawa as his favorite film director. A media arts graduate of Long Island University, Steven describes himself as an ‘insomniac with an overactive imagination’. Working as a well-established freelance television stage manger for many years, Steven explained that he originally started writing his novels as a means of stress relief:
“I’d come home from these really exhausting production experiences, and I’d want to rest, but I’d be too wound up. So over the years, I did the research and slowly wrote the vampire novels of my dreams. The Brookwater’s Curse series is a combination of so many things I love, all pulled together to create a very dark, very adult, supernatural vision.”
Highly entertaining books! Off to puchase book III! I did not want to read book two until the third one came out, finally!